By: Taylor Larson MSN, RN. Larson is a public health nurse and epidemiologist working with populations exposed to infectious and communicable diseases.

A 2016 study released by UCLA found that women have collectively committed millions of sexual offenses against American men including rape, assault, coercion, and harassment. The pandemic of sexual violence committed by women caused the lead author of the study, Lara Stemple, to suggest that Americans rethink “long-held stereotypes about sexual victimization and gender.” Stemple previously produced a 2014 study stating that sexual victimization among men is “in many circumstances similar to the prevalence found among women.” Stemple’s work has focused on male victims of sex crimes and has criticized female-specific approaches to studying sexual violence, which often ostracize men who have suffered abuse.

Stemple’s 2016 study found that a stunning 4.5 million American men have been forced to penetrate another individual at some point in their lives, which meets the legal criteria for rape. In 79.2% of these cases, the perpetrator was a woman.

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Additional numbers from other organizations show that sexual violence carried out by women against men is a growing pandemic. A 2012 survey by the US Census Bureau found that 43.6% of individuals who admitted to forcing somebody else to have sex (against that person’s will) were women. A 2014 study found that 43% of university young men and high school boys reported to have been sexually coerced into unwanted sexual contact, and 95% of the perpetrators in those cases were women. These numbers suggest that sexual coercion, harassment, and unwanted advances by women may be at epidemic levels on university campuses.

In contrast, feminist groups often claim there is a ‘rape culture’ on US college campuses caused by men, but data has consistently debunked this claim. Propaganda campaigns have been used to indoctrinate the U.S. public, suggesting that 25% of college women in the US have been raped. Actual data, however, suggests about 1 in 52.6 college women will face a sexual assault or rape.

New studies have changed everything we thought true about ‘rape culture’ and who is really behind it. If a rape culture does exist, women are perpetrators at equal rates to men.

Despite what new data tells us, feminist groups continue to claim women are always inherent victims of a misogynist society and that men are the propagators of it. The testimonies of male rape victims are laughed at and stats are brushed aside because, according to feminist groups, men can’t be victims in a society they control. This perception has led NGOs, nonprofits, and even the United Nations to focus solely on female victimization in sex crimes.

According to a paper by Lara Stemple called “Male Rape and Human Abuse”, research about sexual victimization of American men is far behind research about female victims. And data about rape, coercion, and assault of men ages 18-24 (university-aged men) is nearly nonexistent.

Hollywood’s Feminist Agenda Ignores the Pandemic of Men Who are Raped by Women

When depictions of sexual abuse are put on a movie screen, they almost always involve a male perpetrator and a female victim. And when women are shown in movies as perpetrators, as in the case with Lisbeth Salander in Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, it’s because the man deserved his sex assault or rape. Thus, Hollywood has assisted in the creation of a false narrative about sexual violence against women while ignoring the pandemic of male sexual victimization.

Lisbeth Salander’s brutal revenge rape of a man (who had previously raped her) in Girl with a Dragon Tattoo was celebrated by third-wave feminist groups as a statement of female empowerment.

However, scientific scholarship is now pushing back against the traditional notion that women are always victims. The book, “When Women Sexually Abuse Men: The Hidden Side of Rape, Stalking, Harassment, and Sexual Assault”, claimed that sexual abuse is real and widespread among American men, but dramatically underreported due to stigma.

The book’s authors, Philip W. Cook and Dr. Tammy L. Hodo, covered personal testimonies of females who engaged in sexual abuse of males. It also attempted to understand the rarely reported narratives of male victims:

Female Perpetrator: “I locked the room door that we were in. I kissed and touched him. I removed his shirt and unzipped his pants. He asked me to stop. I didn’t. Then, I sat on top of him.”

Male victim: “She asked me to bring her to the bank to get some money which was close to my house. We went to my apartment where she tried to kiss me. I told her to quit. She then grabbed my genitals and I quickly removed her hand.”

And not only are males more likely to underreport sex assaults, but they are more likely to suffer negative psychological effects from them. A study conducted by Florida Atlantic University found that men are more likely to develop depression and deal with adverse psychological outcomes than women who are sexually assaulted.

With millions of American men who have been raped by women and tens of millions who have been sexually harassed, coerced, or assaulted, it may be time for a dramatic overhaul of how we understand sexual abuse and those who are carrying out the assaults. This will help to define the true perpetrators of ‘rape culture.’

  • The author made one mistake.

    “4.5 million American men have been forced to penetrate another individual at some point in their lives, which meets the legal criteria for rape.”

    That’s incorrect.

    “Made to penetrate”: which can include coercion, threats of violence, blackmail, drugging, plying them with alcohol till they pass out, or even holding a gun to a man’s head does not constitute “rape”, under the law.

    It should: it doesn’t.

    Made to penetrate was created by feminist Dr Mary P Koss, who is also the creator of the original “1 in 4 women will be raped” mythos which has been repeated even though her own research proved it was false from the start.

    Made to Penetrate, which again: includes coercion, threats of violence, blackmail, drugging someone, plying them with alcohol till they pass out, or even holding a gun to a man’s head – legally – only constitutes as sexual assault, not rape. this legal distinction was put in place by Mary P Koss while she was working at the CDC.

    A woman can quite literally put a gun to a man’s head, force him to take Viagra, tie him up, gag him, do what she wants, then leave him tied to the bed and it will not be counted as “rape”. It will be counted as “Made to Penetrate” and the perpetrator, if caught, will only be charged with sexual assault.

    The following taken from my article on the honey badger brigade “Rape Culture”
    http://honeybadgerbrigade.com/2014/10/08/rape-culture/

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    “Let’s use a recent example, Ciera Ross. Ross, 25, stopped and asked a 33-year-old man if he wanted a ride. The man took the offer, but Ross’s true intentions became evident when she pulled a gun on the man. She forced the man to go to the backseat and told him to have sex with her friend. The man pleaded for the women to stop after they made him fondle the woman’s breasts and butt.

    Ross then ordered the man to take his clothes off, and her friend began to assault him sexually. The women also took $200 and credit cards from the man. When he spotted a taxi, he ran from the car naked and jumped in the taxi, and the taxi driver allowed him to use his cellphone to capture the plate number of Ross’s vehicle and alert the police.

    According to the FBI, and anyone with two brain cells to rub together, this is rape. This is clearly and undeniably, unabashedly RAPE. You threaten someone at gunpoint and force them to perform sex. That is rape by any reasonable, rational, logical definition of the term, that is RAPE. According to the CDC, that is not rape—that is “made to penetrate,” a LESSER sexual assault than rape.

    Detecting the Scope of Rape : A Review of Prevalence Research Methods. Author: Mary P. Koss.
    Journal of Interpersonal Violence Volume: 8 Issue: 2 Dated: (June 1993) Page: 206
    ( https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=143405 )

    “Although consideration of male victims is within the scope of the legal statutes, it is important to restrict the term rape to instances where male victims were penetrated by offenders. It is inappropriate to consider as a rape victim a man who engages in unwanted sexual intercourse with a woman.”

    Read that again a few times if you need to. Pay attention, “instances where male victims were penetrated by offenders”, so if a woman uses an object or her fingers to penetrate a man’s mouth or anus it is in fact still rape. However: if a woman uses force, threats/coercion (such gunpoint like the Ciera Ross case above) to force a man to put him penis in her or someone else , despite his protestations or forces it in herself such as if he is unconscious from alcohol or date rape drugs… It’s not rape. Why? Simple: “It is inappropriate to consider as a rape victim a man who engages in unwanted sexual intercourse with a woman.” I think most reasonable, rational, logical people would unanimously exclaim from the rooftops that “unwanted sexual intercourse”, when you have said no, is in fact Rape, wouldn’t they?

    Thanks to feminist Mary P. Koss’s work with the CDC, “no means no” no longer applies to men. FEMINIST: Mary P. Koss isn’t just a “Rape Apologist”, she’s a full blown, verified, shameless “Victim Blamer“. She quite clearly in the same sentence, of her own written work, in an official document of the Department of Justice: National Criminal Justice Reference Service, absolves Women of raping men by exclaiming males raped by women are not victims of Rape. In the same sentence she, a feminist, exclaims that the victims “unwanted sexual intercourse” are NOT victims of Rape: provided the victim is male and the perpetrator is female. She does more than simply blame the VICTIM, she absolves the PERPETRATOR. I’ll say it again: If there is a rape culture, feminists are creating it.

    This was done strictly so that Koss could publish intentionally tampered with and gender-biased research data on the rate at which female victims are raped. You see, having a number of males victimized equal to that of women doesn’t look good when you’re trying to talk about “patriarchy” and the inherent “rape culture” found in it, which has a narrative that all men are potential rapists and all women are potential victims.

    If there was a male-dominated rape culture, rape would have been made legal before women could vote. Feminists, however, have gone through some very shady and underhanded tactics to conceal the rate at which men are raped by women—going so far as to reclassify the definition of terms to exclude men as being able to be raped by women. Just so they could publish altered statistics.”

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    With all the talk from feminists about equality and rape culture: it was feminists who made it a less legally punishable crime for a woman to rape a man than the reverse.

    • Hello, thanks for sharing your observation. The data included in the article is not incorrect based on the legal definition defined by the U.S. Justice Department and the FBI. That being said, some states may have slight variations of what constitutes a “rape.” According to the Justice Department website (https://www.justice.gov/archives/opa/blog/updated-definition-rape) “For the first time ever, the new definition includes any gender of victim and perpetrator, not just women being raped by men.” This suggests that the new definition of rape does not define a perpetrator solely as a man or a victim solely as a woman.

      Back in 2013, the CDC attempted to differentiate “rape” and “forced penetration,” which ended up failing miserably. This appears to be what you are referring to in your response.

      • Respectfully, you still aren’t getting it. As you were told, the FBI changed the definition of rape to reduce it to an act of penetration. The line, “For the first time ever, the new definition includes any gender of victim and perpetrator, not just women being raped by men.” still requires it to be an act of penetration before it is rape. In other words, the statement is a smokescreen, not including the the millions of assaults in the “forced to penetrate” category.

        In the page you linked to (link has an additional character that sends your audience to a 404 error, btw) immediately above the quote you used, the statement is there, ““The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”

        The new wording is indeed gender neutral language, but the fact is that the new definition requires women to penetrate men sexually with an object or something else for it to be rape.

        • The scheming hater of truth (that consistently gets in feminist’s way), Koss, made it so that statistics wouldn’t include female sex violence to males as rape. Anything they can do to exaggerate and spin things as worse for women than they are for men, when in proven fact, these problems are human problems, not just oppressive men-induced patriarchal intent to keep “women down”.

      • As Paul has stated.

        However: I have tracked down the exacting details for you.

        DoJ statement regarding the FBI’s alteration to the definition of Rape.
        https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-eric-holder-announces-revisions-uniform-crime-report-s-definition-rape

        At the very bottom of which you will find the following:
        “The revised definition of rape is within FBI’s UCR Summary Reporting System Program.”

        Which takes you to this page at the FBI:
        https://ucr.fbi.gov/frequently-asked-questions/faqs

        At the VERY bottom of which you will find this:
        “Recent Program Updates

        New Rape Definition (pdf)
        New Rape Definition Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
        New Rape Fact Sheet (pdf)”

        Should you go to the new definition of rape ( https://ucr.fbi.gov/recent-program-updates/reporting-rape-in-2013-revised )

        You will find that the FBI defines rape as “Rape, Completed (2a)
        Definition: Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”

        Meaning that under the CURRENT definition of rape used by the FBI: no matter WHAT a woman does to a man:

        -Drugs him unconscious
        -Plies him with alcohol till he passes out
        -Threatens him with blackmail
        -Threatens him with force
        -Puts a knife to his throat
        -Puts a gun to his head
        -Beats him unconscious with a weapon
        -Physically over powers him

        Unless – and ONLY IF: the female penetrates the male’s anus with an object or her fingers; is she culpable of being charged with rape.

        The FBI’s current definition of rape uses exactly the “Made to Penetrate” standard created by Dr Mary P Koss at the CDC. It focuses wholly and ONLY upon penetration – and without the aggressor PENETRATING the victim: it does not constitute “rape”. It remains in the realm of sexual assault: A LESSER CRIME.

        Again, this format was created by Feminist Dr Mary P Koss, as described to you above in my original comment.

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        “Detecting the Scope of Rape : A Review of Prevalence Research Methods. Author: Mary P. Koss.
        Journal of Interpersonal Violence Volume: 8 Issue: 2 Dated: (June 1993) Page: 206
        ( https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=143405 )

        “Although consideration of male victims is within the scope of the legal statutes, it is important to restrict the term rape to instances where male victims were penetrated by offenders. It is inappropriate to consider as a rape victim a man who engages in unwanted sexual intercourse with a woman.”

        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

        You now have the report put out by the Department of Justice – notifying the public of the FBI’s new definition of rape. You also have the definition of rape as directly provided by the FBI. The current definition of rape relies wholly and solely on penetration: exactly as Feminist Dr Mary P Koss defined it whilst at the CDC.

        “Made to Penetrate” was created in order to declassify the way in which most female sexual aggressors rape men – as NOT being rape – because most of them do not use their fingers or objects to penetrate a man’s anus during the act of predation.

        Again, according to the FBI:

        “FBI defines rape as “Rape, Completed (2a)
        Definition: Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”

        Meaning that under the CURRENT definition of rape used by the FBI: no matter WHAT a woman does to a man:

        -Drugs him unconscious
        -Plies him with alcohol till he passes out
        -Threatens him with blackmail
        -Threatens him with force
        -Puts a knife to his throat
        -Puts a gun to his head
        -Beats him unconscious with a weapon
        -Over powers him

        Unless – and ONLY IF: the female penetrates the male’s anus with an object or her fingers; is she culpable of being charged with rape. ”

        Again, Squawker.org:

        “4.5 million American men have been forced to penetrate another individual at some point in their lives, which meets the legal criteria for rape.”

        That is wrong. I have provided you the definition of rape according to the FBI. You are wrong: Made to Penetrate does not legally constitute as rape – the definition “Made to Penetrate” was created specifically to EXCLUDE female predation of male victims FROM BEING constituted as rape.

        the article should be corrected with the accurate information which I have provided for you directly from the DoJ and FBI. More to the point: you should include, in the interest of disclosure – that it was Feminist academics like Mary P Koss who made it a less legally punishable crime for a woman to rape a man than the reverse: by altering what is constituted *as* rape.

        That is information your readers would benefit from knowing: and information which they would probably WANT to know.

        • h5n6q .

          Sorry, but the FBI does NOT make law, so it cannot legally define rape. It’s definition of rape is just policy, not law. Laws are made by Congress and the President, and I believe there is no legal federal definition of rape. It’s up to the states to define rape legally. Each state has its own definition of rape, so there are 50 defs of rape, and that’s just in the US. (Actually some states have expunged the word “rape” from their statutes, but that’s just semantics).

          • If a case crosses state lines, such as victim from X state and perpetrator from Y state: the case is handled by the FBI as a federal case – and the charges laid upon the perpetrator will be according to the FBI’s definitions of what act constitutes what charge.

          • Gordon Wiborg

            No, it won’t. The FBI doesn’t charge from the UCR, they must use statute of Federal Code. The UCR is only for reporting, Sir.

          • h5n6q .

            I agree Gordon. Yes, the FBI definition does effect reporting, like the CDC 2010 report on sexual violence. Also some jurisdictions do take the FBI’s lead, like the UK and some states. I do also agree with Alan Millard, that the law is horribly enforced when the rapist is female. (Unless it’s a female teacher raping a student. Those we seem to put in jail). But my previous statement stands, Observing Libertarian.

          • Alan Millard

            What good is any law unless it is enforced or used correctly, meaning equivalently? Law enforcement often chooses how and to what extent it will enforce laws, often with more discretion than it should have, especially subjectively applied to men and women.

        • Jhon Murdock

          Penetration of the male infant’s penis with a circumcision probe is rape.

  • Charlie Hurd

    Feminists wish this was never published.

  • MewCat100 .

    Feminists are scum

  • Gordon Wiborg

    As the article insinuates, but does not fully explain, many (most, all?) states have gone away from the label “Rape” to describe the act or crime, for the same reason as many here have displayed confusion. It has become a too broad, watered-down (“Date Rape”), generic, confusing label which failed to adequately specify enough qualifying data to enable charging. Some states tried working with different degrees of Rape, but most have settled on the choice of integrating specific criminal charges under the UCR (DOJ/FBI Uniform Crime Reporting) category of Rape, but writing and specifying criminal charges as “Criminal Sexual Conduct, I-V” or similar. These can be written to take into account contemporary crimes and actions.

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